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Corson County Data
County Seat: McIntosh
Year Organized: 1909
Square Miles: 2,473

The county was named for Dighton Corson, a native of Maine, who came to the Black Hills in 1876, and in 1877 began practicing law at Deadwood. 

The entire county lies within the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which also includes Sioux, Ziebach, and Dewey counties. The Lakota people reside primarily in the South Dakota part of the reservation; the Yanktonai and Dakota live in that part in North Dakota. The Grand River, a tributary of the Missouri River, runs through the reservation.

Cities: McIntosh (county seat) * McLaughlin
Town: Morristown *
Census-designated places:  
Bullhead * Little Eagle
Unincorporated Communities:  
Keldron * Trail City * Wakpala * Walker * Watauga

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Website Updates:
Feb 2017:  Sicklist news re: Ironthunder.  Military news re:  FOSTER.  obits for FLAHERTY, YOUNG


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Surrounding Counties

Sioux County, North Dakota - north
Adams County, North Dakota - northwest
Campbell County - east
Walworth County - southeast
Dewey County - south
Ziebach County - southwest
Perkins County - west

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